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Permit Guidelines

Parking Permit Guidelines Are Currently Being Reviewed & Will Be Updated In Early 2019

Transportation and Parking Services provides permits to students, faculty/staff, departmental guests, contractors, and vendors.  Guidelines and usage of these permits varies by type and are outlined below. 

Where is a Commuter Permit Valid?

Commuter permits are sold online via the Parking Portal and are valid within any purple commuter lot and do not guarantee parking. During special events, various lots may be closed to facilitate event parking needs.  Patrons must be observant of signage posted at lot entrances regarding closures and avoid lot closure frustrations. 

Is a Permit Required Year Round?

Yes, a permit is required on campus at all times.  A standard school year permit is valid for both fall and spring semesters.  A summer commuter permit is sold independently. 

Is There a Fee for Commuter Permits?

Yes, fees are $135 for a standard school year permit (fall and spring) and $67.50 for summer.  Rates prorate monthly. 

Do Commuter Permits Sell Out?

Online permit sales are capped at 2,500.  After this cap has been placed, sales must occur in office, and proof residency is required.  Proof of residency is a lease or a bill in the student's name that also shows the address in which the student is commuting from.

Can I return My Permit for a Refund?

Permits may be returned for a refund.  Refunds may only be issued upon receipt of the physical permit in person or via mail. 

What if I lose my Permit or it is Stolen?

Please keep vehicles locked at all times to prevent theft. If a permit is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately to obtain a replacement permit and avoid issues related to parking without a permit.  Permit replacement follows the following schedule during a 12-month period: 

First Instance:  Replaced at no charge

Second Instance:  Customer must purchase a permit at the rate associated with the permit at the time of purchase. 

Third Instance:  Replacement permits may not be obtained. 

Permit replacements are offered as a customer service measure to assist customers who lose their permits.  However, if a pattern of abuse is observed regarding lost/stolen permits, permit replacements may not be issued.  A pattern of abuse is defined as report of a permit as lost or stolen more than two times during a 12-month period. 

May I Share My Permit?

Permits are issued to the purchaser only and may not be shared.  Permits found in use by an individual other than the purchaser may result in a fine, boot and confiscation of the permit. 

What Type of Permits are Offered When Are They Required, & What are the fees?

Four types of permits are offered for students who live in dorms.  Specific areas for each are shown during the online selection process.

Guaranteed Surface Lot:  Provides parking in areas designated for residential storage parking within surface lots.  Permits are sold for a standard school year (fall and spring) at a rate of $350 and a summer permit is $175.  These are guaranteed are are not oversold. 

Non-Guaranteed Surface Lot: Provides parking in various designated lots for residential storage parking.  Permits are sold semester by semester and are not guaranteed.  Fee is $175 per semester.

Garage Parking:  Provides parking in garages designated as residential storage parking.  Permits are sold for a standard school year (fall and spring) at a rate of $410 and a summer permit is $205. 

Reserved Parking:  Provides parking in designated reserved parking areas.  Permits are sold for a full year, and the fee is $800 annually. 

Does My Student Standing Affect What I'm Eligible To Purchase?

Freshman are only eligible to purchase select lots; therefore, options shown online will be limited for freshman students.  Permits shown for sophomores and higher are equalized.  A sophomore is defined as a student with 30 credit hours or more at the time of purchase.  In progress credits do not count toward credit hours.

Do Permits Sell Out?

Yes, options shown online are based on availability.  As areas sell out, they are removed as purchase options. 

What is A Waitlist?

Students may place themselves on a waitlist for a permit/area that has sold out.  This allows them to electronically "get in line" for a permit in a preferred area.  Waitlist issuance cannot be guaranteed; therefore, students should obtain alternative parking while on a waitlist.  Waitlists may be managed using the Student's Online Parking Portal. 

Can I Return My Permit for a Refund?

Permits may be returned for a refund.  Refunds may only be issued upon receipt of the physical permit in person or via mail. 

What if I Lose My Permit or it is Stolen?

Please keep vehicles locked at all times to prevent theft. If a permit is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately to obtain a replacement permit and avoid issues related to parking without a permit.  Permit replacement follows the following schedule during a 12-month period: 

First Instance:  Replaced at no charge

Second Instance:  Customer must purchase a permit at the rate associated with the permit at the time of purchase. 

Third Instance:  Replacement permits may not be obtained. 

Permit replacements are offered as a customer service measure to assist customers who lose their permits.  However, if a pattern of abuse is observed regarding lost/stolen permits, permit replacements may not be issued.  A pattern of abuse is defined as report of a permit as lost or stolen more than two times during a 12-month period. 

May I Share My Permit?

Permits are issued to the purchaser only and may not be shared.  Permits found in use by an individual other than the purchaser may result in a fine, boot and confiscation of the permit. 

What Type of Permits are Offered, When Are They Required, & What are the fees?

Newly hired Faculty & Staff will receive their parking permit during their Human Resource orientation.  A temporary permit will be provided by HR for use prior to their scheduled orientation.  Subsequent renewals are processed online via the Online Parking Portal. 

Employees will be asked to complete a parking fee payroll deduction form during orientation if a permit is accepted.  Additionally, staff have the option to opt out of the parking fee and decline a permit. 

Faculty and Staff are provided various options for parking on campus as outlined below.  Payroll deduction is available to full-time and benefits eligible staff.  Temporary staff are required to pay parking fees in person and must pay out-of-pocket.  

Standard Areas:  Provides parking in the dark green and purple areas.  Associated fees are $150 annually and are paid via payroll deduction.  Permit does not guarantee parking in a particular area.  

Priority Parking: Provides parking in designated priority lots.  Associated fees are $300 annually and are paid via payroll deduction.  Permit provides parking within the designated priority lot as well as dark green and purple.  Priority permits are valid in the priority designated area and no not cross into other priority areas.  Permit does not guarantee parking in a particular area.  All priority permits are issued via the Waitlist feature using the Online Parking Portal. 

Reserved Parking:  Provides parking in designated reserved parking garages.  A reserved space is $800 annually.  Faculty/staff have the option to add on the dark green/purple access in addition to their reserved space for an additional $150 making the total annual fee $950.  Reserved parking is available in the areas shown below, and each area has a specific online request form. 

  • Baker Garage
  • Jefferson Garage

Contract & Temporary Staff: Provides parking in the dark green and purple areas based on the contract duration.  Associated fees are $150 or may be broken down monthly based on the contract period.  Contract and temporary staff must obtain their permit in person. 

What do I Do If I Terminate My Employment?

Permits should be returned to Transportation and Parking Services upon employment termination. 

How Do I Renew My Permit?

Permits are renewed annually.  Faculty and Staff are send an email notification during renewal periods, which generally begin in May with instructions for renewal.  Renewals are processed online, and the replacement permit is mailed directly to the staff member. 

May I Share My Permit?

Permits are issued to the purchaser only and may not be shared.  Permits found in use by an individual other than the purchaser may result in a fine, boot and confiscation of the permit.